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Matthew B Wenzlau

Entertainment Attorney at Nashville, TN

5.0   6 reviews

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Matthew B. Wenzlau (JD, MBA, CIPP/US, CIPP/E) is the founder of The Wenzlau Law Group, PLLC. For over 18 years, he has concentrated in entertainment law, including motion pictures, television law, e-commerce, television, and music law. Matthew is highly respected for providing practical advice that clients can incorporate in their entertainment practices.

Matthew enjoys an excellent reputation with many entertainment agencies throughout the country. He frequently handles matters involving federal, state, and local regulatory agencies, including prosecuting trademark applications, matters before the TTAB, private placements with the SEC, and copyright matters. From a business perspective, Matthew frequently handles multiple vendor, distributor, and supply-chain arrangements, which businesses can leverage into their daily operations. He also represents clients in private disputes, arbitrations, and negotiations involving entertainment-related matters.

Matthew serves on numerous entertainment committees on topics, including Motion Pictures, Television, Broadcasting, E-Commerce and Music. He is a member of the various Associations, consistently seeking the consistency and improvement of "best practices." Matthew is a graduate of the Regent University School of Law (JD) and received his Master's of Business Administration (MBA) from Arizona State University. He is a member of the Arizona Bar and the Tennessee Bar, as well as being admitted to practice before the United States Tax Court.

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Licensed for 20 years
State TN
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/19/2022
State AZ
Status Inactive
Acquired 2002
Updated 09/18/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Wenzlau Law Group, PLLC
6339 Charlotte Pike, #592
Nashville, TN, 37037

Reviews

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Posted by Christine | July 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Good For Entertainment and Law
I hired Matt to help with my son's music career, and he has done really good work. Aside from sidestepping bad music managers, he's helped with our brand and getting some shows. Recommended.
Posted by Paul | August 20, 2014
E&O Due Diligence for T.V. Distribution
Matthew helped our company at the last minute with our E&O policy, which we needed for distributing our television pilot. It worked out well, and our show is now airing on T.V.. Thanks!
Posted by Ryanne | August 19, 2014
Feature Film & Distribution Help
I produced a feature length film and Matt helped me with getting all my investor docs in order. This was especially helpful since I don't work with securities and corporate contracts too much. In addition to that, he showed me the things to protect so I could get to distribution without problems.
Posted by Joe | August 19, 2014
Great Help for High-Profile Bankruptcy
Mr. Wenzlau helped me with a rather sensitive bankruptcy situation. I own multiple businesses, some of them entertainment, and it worked out well. I recommend him.
Posted by Darren | August 19, 2014
Helpful for Record Album and New Business/Intellectual Property
Matt helped me start a new record label business. He provided insight and guidance for contracting my artists and locking down copyrights. Very helpful.
Posted by Jeremy | July 5, 2014
Good & Affordable Entertainment Attorney
I came to Matt as a referral from a Grammy nominated jazz musician. He negotiated my record contract for me, and still freed me up for creative projects on the side. He knew the business and was affordable.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-275 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney
  • Wenzlau Law Group, PLLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor - Law & Music Business
  • Mesa Community College
  • 2002 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Agenor Partners, LLC
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Phillips Law, P.C.
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • Arizona State University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2009
  • Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Baylor University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Sullivan vs. Callahan
  • Judgment for plaintiff - 1.5 million

Associations

  • Los Angeles Venture Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Scottsdale Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • 10 Years of Service Award
  • Adjunct Faculty Association
  • 2012

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